- a new pair of shoes / pants / scissors
- a pair of new shoes / pants / scissors
I can’t find which one of those two it should be, and I’ve seen some debate about it.
“A new pair of shoes”: Could it imply that the shoes previously were part of a different pair?
But on the other hand, if it’s a pair of shoes, why would one have to state that both shoes are new when saying a pair of new shoes?
Which is correct, or doesn’t it matter?